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About Kadri Manjunath Temple

The holy shrine of Kadri Manjunath was originally made by Vajrayana Buddhist but later on due to the fall of Buddhism; it was converted into a Hindu temple. The stone temple was built around the 14th-century. This square shaped temple is encircled by several ponds fed from a natural spring that flows out of a small tunnel and resembles a cow’s head ‘Gomukha Teertha’. Oldest of all the South Indian temples, the Kadri Manjunath Temple has a pyramidal structure; the temple sanctum sanctorum holds the deity of Manjunath, with an Udhbava Linga. The majestic Tri Lokeshwara idol is seated in Padmasana pose, with six arms and three faces. There is an inscription inside the main shrine that was put in by the Alupa king who also installed the Lokeshwara statue. The edifice of the temple is akin to 10th-century architecture. The temple courtyard houses smaller shrines for Lord Durga and Ganesha.

Historical Context: The history of this place is mentioned in the epic ‘Bharadwaja Samhite’. The place where this temple is situated was previously known as ’Suvarna Kadali Vana’.

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